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November 22, 2014

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Bill to up age for nude dancing to 21 dies in committee

CARSON CITY — A bill that would have prevented women from dancing nude in so-called “juice bars” until they were 21 years old has died in a state Senate committee without a vote.

Women can now dance nude in clubs that do not serve alcohol at age 18.

Sen. Tick Segerblom, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday he made an “administrative decision” to not bring the bill up for a vote because of constitutional questions about it.

“It’s dead,” he said.

Vanessa Spinazola, legislative administrative director for the American Civil Liberties Union, which had opposed the bill, called the decision “great news.” It would be a violation of the right to free speech to prevent women from dancing nude once they turn 18, she said.

The bill, introduced by Sen. Barbara Cegavske, R-Las Vegas, would have exempted brothels in counties where prostitution is legal.

George Flint, lobbyist for the brothel industry, said only Storey and Lyon counties permit prostitutes at age 18. In the rest of Nevada, women must be 21 to work in a brothel.

When the bill was introduced, Cegavske said parents of young nude dancers were concerned their daughters may be lured into sex trafficking.

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  1. Mr. Sun,

    Our Commander in Chief believes an 18 year old woman is old enough to die for her Country in Afghanistan. Thank G_d she is old enough to strip nude for money in front of lecherous old men. There IS JUSTICE! Jeessshhh...

    Purgatory

  2. "A bill that would have prevented women from dancing nude in so-called "juice bars" until they were 21 years old has died in a state Senate committee without a vote."

    This is the first good thing I've heard out of the current session.

    "And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music" -- Nietzsche quote and Megan Fox tattoo

  3. @Purgatory: Actually, the people of the U.S. believe 18 is old enough to die for vital corporate interest, and, thanks to our last Commander in Chief, you can be a felon too! Remember, our politicians mirror our populous. That's why they are such idiots! In the words of Bill Hicks: "I like what the puppet on the right is saying. No, I like what the puppet on the left is saying. Wait a second, There's one guy holding both puppets!"

  4. Maybe we should have military recruitment booths outside the nude dancing establishments to try to salvage some of those desperate 18 year olds from becoming victims of sex trades and traffickers. Seems they might have better odds in the military, providing the clean up they rapes.

  5. "In the words of Bill Hicks..."

    easyandy -- Hicks rules! RIP, Bill

    "Maybe we should have military recruitment booths outside the nude dancing establishments to try to salvage some of those desperate 18 year olds from becoming victims of sex trades and traffickers."

    peacelily -- just because a girl can make some bucks with her body doesn't mean she's anybody's victim. That kind of reasoning smacks of vicious, Dworkin-McKinnon victim feminism.

    "Ah cha cha, but now there was a choice. Or the possibility of a choice. She was pretty. And a pretty girl can always make her way in a civilized society." -- from "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues"

  6. If you are concerned about "daughters may be lured into sex trafficking." You should focus on BROTHELS THAT ALLOW 18 YEAR OLD WOMEN WHO PROSTITUTE THEMSELVES!

    Sheesh! Is this woman an idiot? How disconnected you be that you don't see the fallacy with this position. Dancing in the nude? Worse than prostituting yourself?

    This is why people are so cynical about politicians and why it is so easy to label them corrupt.

  7. Killer B, I agree not all are victims. Some girls like the power they have at manipulating men's sexual weakness and get paid for it. I wasn't referring to them.

    There are plenty who are victims, and they are the ones I would hope could not be caught in the trades because of their lack of maturity and desperate straights.

  8. "There are plenty who are victims, and they are the ones I would hope could not be caught in the trades because of their lack of maturity and desperate straights."

    peacelily -- so long as it's consensual, nobody is a victim.

    "Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual." -- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Isaac H Tiffany (1819)

  9. "When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny."

    - Thomas Jefferson

    The law is neither moral or ethical, it is simply the law, defined as an established, written and logged opinion of those who happen to control the power to write, establish and log their opinions and simultaneously brand them as 'Justice'. Quite often, these controllers can be identified as those who have not yet had their own moral and ethical illegitimacies exposed.

    -Anonymous